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Earth Day: together with all creatures
April 22, 2010 – 3:26 pm | 2 Comments
Earth Day: together with all creatures

I blog elsewhere about the adventures (and misadventures) of trying my hand with a small hobby farm. Most of the time, the joys and struggles of that life with some land do not intersect in any …

A Groaning Creation…
April 12, 2010 – 10:30 pm | No Comment
A Groaning Creation…

On Easter, we Christians celebrated the bursting forth of the new creation in the resurrection of Jesus Christ. The restoration of creation has begun with him and with us. Consider the story. God had first created the earth and its creatures

World Water Day
March 21, 2010 – 6:45 pm | No Comment
World Water Day

March 22 provides an opportunity consider one of the most basic needs of life that we can easily take for granted. Water is one of those support webs that connects, supports, sustains, and enriches all life on earth. Put a bird bath in your yard and watch them come! We face two water issues .

Welcomed Guests
March 14, 2010 – 7:41 pm | No Comment
Welcomed Guests

Quite a few visitors stopped by to dine in our yard this winter. Most came after a fresh blanket of snow had fallen or when the temperature dropped into the teens.  White-throated sparrows from the boreal forests of Canada joined our local residents of Cardinals, Chickadees, Tit-mice, Carolina Wrens, Hairies, and Downies. Our surprise guest of honor was a tiny Ruby-crested kinglet. His constant flitting made it initially difficult for me to identify him

The Rich Diversity of God’s Living Earth
March 3, 2010 – 5:19 pm | No Comment

A number of years ago I drove up to Minnesota to attend a conference with a professor of mine. When we decided to stop for lunch in the middle of Iowa, he insisted that we not stop at a chain fast food place that made every town look like every other town in America. Instead, we drove into the downtown and found a local diner. He said that it was important to take in the “proprium” (distinctiveness, uniqueness) of that place and culture lest we lose sight of the rich diversity of gifts that God has provided in his creation…

Human Caused Climate Change: Whom Do We Believe?
February 12, 2010 – 7:27 pm | Comments Off on Human Caused Climate Change: Whom Do We Believe?

The last couple of months a number of news reports have raised concerns regarding the use of evidence in various scientific papers to support the idea of human induced climate change. Most recently, questions have been directed at studies cited by the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

February 3, 2010 – 11:12 pm | Comments Off on Avatar

I enjoyed Avatar a lot. But then I generally like sci-fi movies anyway. Of course, Avatar is widely seen as a pro-environmental movie, some might even say that it was radically so

Lutherans and Earth Day
April 22, 2009 – 9:35 am | Comments Off on Lutherans and Earth Day

Last year in a little article, “Can Lutherans Observe Earth Day?” I asked if being theologically conservative required us to be politically conservative on social issues like the environment. After all, Luther’s recovery of the Gospel led him to revalue creation as our good home